Hello to all.
Every time I open a file (word for example) located in my dropbox, it will automatically create a folder (unwanted), named with the same name as the file, that contains a backup versione of file (unwanted).....so I have to manually delete the folder once made the changes.
Here in the release below, it is visible in both the original file (as.docx) that the junk folder that contains the backup files).
Can someone please explain?
Thanks in advance to everyone from Italy!
Dropbox does not have such a feature. Something else is the cause of it. The only time Dropbox will create a "back up" of a file is if there's some form of conflict (, i.e. two people saving changes to the same file at the same time, etc.), in which case Dropbox will rename a copy of the file to "[File name] - Conflicted Copy".
Mac Pro/Users/Backup_Folder/Dropbox....inside this folder there are about 12 of my dropbox folders duplicated here.
When I delete them from the backup folder, they do not change in my dropbox online folders so this is definitely a backup. It is randomly choosing folders to back up.
Why does it do this?
Oh, and these aren't "conflicted" folders...those show up differently in my dropbox online list.
I have a MacBook. I've never had this problem before but suddenly started having backup files created for every file I worked on. The only thing I did differently this week was up change the setting that causes how often Word automatically saves in the background. Apparently when I did that, it must have also changed the setting for "alwasy create backup copy" because that feature is in the same location. If you've done something like that, you may have inadvertently changed a setting like I did. I wouldn't have known to look there without reading this thread.
In regard to a MacBook, more specifically, go to Word->preferences->save->always create backup copy (make sure it's not selected).
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